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Weber, G.E., Jeltsch, F., van Rooyen, N. and Milton, S.J. 1998. Simulated long-term vegetation response to grazing heterogeneity in semi-arid rangelands. Journal of Applied Ecology, 35(5): 687-699


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Simulated long-term vegetation response to grazing heterogeneity in semi-arid rangelands.

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The long-term effects of small-scale spatial heterogeneity of livestock grazing on vegetation dynamics were studied with a grid-based model of major life forms of savanna vegetation. Based on southern Kalahari ecology, the model includes stochastic life-history variables, resource competition for soil water, and biomass production for annuals, perennial grasses and shrubs. Keywords: grid-based model, Kalahari, livestock grazing, rnshrub cover dynamics, vegetation change.

Year: 1998

Type: Journal Article

Origin: DRFN DLIB

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2664.1998.355341.x/abstract


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